Herbert Weir Smyth [n.d.], A Greek Grammar for Colleges; Machine readable text [info] [word count] [Smyth].
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Usually an adjective, pronoun, or pronominal adjective is treated as a neuter substantive. Cp. μεγάλ' ἁμαρτάνειν to commit grave errors D. 5.5 with μέγιστα ἁμαρτήματα ἁμαρτάνουσι P. G. 525d. The singular adjective is used in certain common phrases in prose, but is mainly poetical; the plural is ordinarily used in prose.

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ἡδὺ γελᾶν poet. (= ἡδὺν γέλωτα γελᾶν) to laugh sweetly, μέγα (ψεῦδος) ψεύδεται he is a great liar, μέγα φρονήσα_ς ἐπὶ τούτῳ highly elated at this X. A. 3.1.27, μεῖζον φρονεῖ he is too proud 5. 6. 8, τὰ τῶν Ἑλλήνων φρονεῖν to be on the side of the Greeks D. 14.34, μέγιστον ἐδύναντο had the greatest influence L. 30.14, δεινὰ ὑβρίζειν to maltreat terribly X. A. 6.4.2, ταὐτὰ ἐπρεσβεύομεν we fulfilled our mission as ambassadors in the same way D. 19.32, τί βούλεται ἡμῖν χρῆσθαι; what use does he wish to make of us? X. A. 1.3.18 (= τίνα βούλεται χρεία_ν χρῆσθαι, cp. χρῆσθαί τινι χρείαν P. L. 868b).

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